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I Was Married to a Sociopath

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 51-55 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 22 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    so I told "z" that I was pregnant yesterday. I truly thought that, he wouldn't want to talk to me after. z was complete okay with it. z even continued to flirt with me like Normal...
    thatgirlsamess3 thatgirlsamess3 18-21, F 44 mins ago

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    i meet up with other married men and sometimes my wife knows and sometimes she does not. i like having secret fun on occassion.
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have run out of steam with my marriage. When I look at my husband I still see an attractive man and feel some love so I am finding it hard to leave. He is not the father of my...
    mumkingy mumkingy 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am married and I need friends. I found this site, because I need something fun to look forward to, besides going to church and other daily routines. I have no intention to cheat...
    faith717 faith717 41-45, F 35 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Not that there's anything wrong with it. But no I'm not married.
    wildcardd wildcardd 22-25, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    For those who are legitimately sociopathic like actually diagnosed, not some edgy tard who's like 'imma socipaf I lie n dnt fell nuffin, sumtyms I lie 2 mi ma n get mone y lol...
    escapedexperiment escapedexperiment 13-15, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I want people to realize that not all sociopaths are murderers. You are uneducated, and I am going to try and fix that. Yes, some sociopaths are known to be cruel to animals. I...
    Lilyfire1 Lilyfire1 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I realized that I have the traits of a sociopath It doesn't seem like I do since most of you chat with me online, but I do lack social skill in reality. I used to manipulate people...
    pomtonic1109 pomtonic1109 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    what would it be like if 2 Sociopaths were in a relationship?
    canttakephotos canttakephotos 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ever since I was five, I have had a fake personality that charms people into doing what I want. I realized a needed this personality so people didn't get mad at me for saying...
    Lilyfire1 Lilyfire1 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's funny where life takes you sometimes. You can meet one person who can change the entire course of your life. Would you be willing to give up your future goals, give up seeing...
    Milesaway3 Milesaway3 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    coming out as a Sociopath. before my son was born, the term had loosely been thrown around, but in time the throwing became more focused, my sons mother has BPD and slowly as her...
    canttakephotos canttakephotos 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a 58 year old woman who is married to a, ah, how do I describe him. Nice guy when you meet him in a bar, where he spends most of his time if he doesn't find a 'jack of all...
    Debneedshelp Debneedshelp 56-60, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a 65 year old retired UK guy who has been married for almost 40 years and with two great sons. I only realised that I was attracted to men when I was in my 40s but I should...
    Ruffekim1 Ruffekim1 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    Listen what´s happened to me: I was married to a man, who always left me immediately after marraige for months, then he came back for some weeks and left me again. AFTER my...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    The truth is that sociopaths are largely harmless. Just ask Andrew Bird. Sure, we may play with your minds a bit, but with me it's more like teasing than anything else. Let's say...
    canttakephotos canttakephotos 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    According to her novels I don't think she was devoid of empathy. She just didn't like when people used empathy as an excuse to criticize or tear other people down who happen to be...
    Momo618 Momo618 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    So I've been extremely nice lately to my overly sensitive boyfriend because he keeps complaining about every single thing possible. In return he said I was being cold. I proceeded...
    LalapaloozaChick LalapaloozaChick 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I created the following meme about sociopaths, for a friend upon request. EP Link#album For those of you not aware (my target audience loves comics) the fifth picture is...
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I was in denial about being a lesbian. I married my best friend, I think a lot of the reason, I was subconsciously trying to find a "normal family." 2 months after getting married...
    michellebella46 michellebella46 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Up until I was about 13 me and my sister would get along fairly well. We weren't perfect but we had a good relationship. In 7th grade I was diagnosed with anxiety and mild...
    Doglover231 Doglover231 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I do try to be nice. follow the code this world has given me. but i just cant keep up. faking smiles and emotions to friends and family. i don't know how to deal with it all. i do...
    danielfrost1995 danielfrost1995 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    it is fascinating reading how many of you feel you have been blessed with Sociopathy, because your cat died and you didnt cry
    canttakephotos canttakephotos 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    My sister stole money from me, my own "sister" and then when I confront her, she turns around and blames it on me saying "I stole from her before/I owe her money". She takes no...
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    the sex was good. but all I could think about was jamming my thumb in her eye socket
    Mrgone84 Mrgone84 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Strangely, many on here, mainly the fakes, see Christianity as inimical to themselves because, as anti-Christian as they may be, they have bought into Christian propaganda to such...
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I feel very empty inside like I'm not experiencing things to their full capacity. I feel some things but they're very soft emotions. Most of the time I feel alone, even though I...
    simple321 simple321 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I got married at 19 and my husband is 23 he's in the U.S army and I'm very happy it's just sense he is the only person I've ever been in a relationship he worts that I don't really...
    stargazingtealover stargazingtealover 18-21, F Jul 18

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    how many of you think souls exist and think we just lack one? someone brought it up to me the other day. I'm an atheist. When I was done laughing The thought lingered for a second...
    InsconpicuouslyExposed InsconpicuouslyExposed 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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    When I was 10 years old I was raped by my stepdad. One day when we were alone in the house he cornered me and then he dragged me off to my bedroom and raped me. I had always loved...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 2 Responses